Building an Academic Pathway for Manufacturing Technicians
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Addressing the industry need for education qualified Manufacturing Technicians by creating an interdisciplinary curriculum pathway with supply chain management, engineering technology, and information technology coursework.
Columbus State Community College (Columbus, Ohio) in collaboration with Miami University, two Worthington High Schools, Honda North American Services LLC, and several other manufacturers will implement a project to educate next-generation multi-craft manufacturing support technicians for the Central Ohio Region. These technicians have skills in industrial maintenance, electrical (AC and DC), programmable logical controllers, pneumatics, hydraulics, mechanical drive systems, welding, troubleshooting, and safety.
The goal of the project is to expand the supply of next-generation multi-craft manufacturing support technicians in many industries to address the growing shortage in Columbus and the surrounding Central Ohio Region.
- Evaluate, assess, and make curriculum adjustments for “Honda Model” pilot project between Worthington High Schools, Columbus State, Honda, and Miami University.
- Using lessons learned from pilot project, plan and replicate next cycle of multi-craft manufacturing support technician training, which expands the project to include additional Central Ohio Region industries and employers.
- Clearly define the new hybrid internship/co-op model at the college level.
- Develop training program for mentors at the host companies.
- Define the next-generation multi-craft skill sets with industry partners that integrate engineering and welding.
- Implement revised instruction for the career pathway
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WHAT IS ATE?
The Modern Manufacturing Work-Study project is being funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program(DUE 1400354). With an emphasis on two-year colleges, Advanced Technological Education program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions and industry to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels. The ATE program supports curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; career pathways to two-year colleges from secondary schools and from two-year colleges to four-year institutions; and other activities.